The Department of Justice’s recent activity is pushing private attorneys to file more lawsuits alleging companies’ websites aren’t accessible to the disabled, while its overall inactivity is creating uncertainty for businesses facing those lawsuits, attorneys say.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has announced his office found no evidence of law violations related to a Wright State University consultant’s possible status as a lobbyist.
OLYMPIA, Washington (Legal Newsline) — Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has urged U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald to restore the education benefits of veterans preyed upon by institutions like Corinthian Colleges Inc.
PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) could go after HCG Diet Direct LLC and owner Clint Ethington in an attempt to collect $3.2 million owed from a 2014 case involving allegations of deceptive advertising.
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice has announced Lockheed Martin Corporation and subsidiaries Lockheed Martin Energy Systems and Lockheed Martin Utility Services (collectively, Lockheed Martin) will pay $5 million over allegations they violated the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
OLYMPIA, Washington (Legal Newsline) — In an ongoing campaign finance case, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has announced his office has urged the court to rule that Food Democracy Action (FDA) illegally evaded the state’s laws.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Trump Your Competition, a Nevada sales consulting firm fighting to preserve its name against opposition from Presidential candidate Donald Trump, has appealed a federal court order that said Trump does not have to testify in the matter.
According to the Supreme Court docket, the case is set for conference March 18. Attorneys for Milberg LLP argue the continued prosecution of the matter as a class action is time barred and the claims of the putative class members have expired.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a new rule stating that companies have within 60 days to return overpayments from federal governments after it identifies the overpayment.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced that three more states have joined his office’s lawsuit against the Obamacare rule that mandates states pay taxes on Medicaid managed care organizations.
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland (Legal Newsline) — Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh has taken action to defend lead-paint victims by testifying before the House Judiciary Committee in support of legislation meant to safeguard these victims.
Nevada attorney Donald J. Bernard filed a complaint in a Louisiana federal court last month, seeking his portion of the $114 million in fees awarded in 2011. He points to his relationship with the class representative and work on the litigation.
FORT SMITH, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – An Arkansas federal judge recently held a hearing to weigh sanctioning class action attorneys, including John Goodson of Keil & Goodson, and attorneys for the company they sued who he says wasted his court's time while colluding to push through a controversial settlement in a different court.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced a $22 million settlement with entities doing business as InterFACE Talent and their president and CEO Roman Vintfeld, over allegations of deceiving Florida consumers.